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elsewhere is lee fong with the nation. lee, welcome back inside "the war room." >> thanks for having me. >> jennifer: you bet. i want to start with showing a graphic which is really quite jaw-dropping. we're going to put it up right now. the green and the purple bars represent money spent in michigan by anti-union advocacy groups. the orange bar represents money spent by prolabor advocacy groups. lee, how is it possible that anti-union forces have vastly outspent prounion forces in what is the labor capital of america. >> since the 1970s, right wing billionaires and their corporate allies have spent a lot of money constructing a large political machine composed of these think tanks and advocacy groups. labor unions have only spent most of their political money on elections. so they don't have the political resources to compete and this disparity's gotten much and much worse over the recent years. >> jennifer: it simply gets worse every time a bill like the ones passed in michigan are passed. >> right. >> jennifer: obviou
fong have be asking. lee is here with an answer. we hope, right? so you know, welcome back into "the war room." glad to have you here. >> thank you. >> jennifer: grover norquist is a guy who was you know, laundering -- accused of laundering money for jack abramoff. how does this guy have so much power? >> you know, some folks have talked about how grover norquist has cast a spell over the republican party with his pledge. has them enraptured. he's also cast a spell over the washington press corps where everyone seems to have forgotten all of the sorted dealings and biographical notes that are important to convey to the public. >> jennifer: let's talk about that. let's talk about the specific sources of his power. who gives his organization money >> we reported last week that over 66% of norquist's budget -- 2/3 of his money -- in the nation correct, come from two billionaire-backed nonprofits. >> jennifer:66%. >> steve schwartzman steve bechtel. these are guys worth billions that don't want to pay a pen
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